Postural Modifications for Lower Back Pain

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  • Sharoan Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Sunnyvale CA
    19
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Feldenkrais Method, Swimming, Gokhale Method, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Pilates, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy,

    My walking slows down. I can't do 5 mi walks or my ballet class for 3 to 4 years. After Gokhale, I can walk more easily after sitting correctly.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 18-34
    • Male
    • 375 lbs
    • 6' 4"
    • Springfield Mo
    18
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen, Ice,
      Worsened
      Stretching, Chiropractor, Rest, Meditation, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises

    Not much I can do
    Still try to walk every day


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  • Helene Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Santa Cruz, CA
    16
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Pilates, Epidural, Rest, Meditation, Strengthening Exercises,
      Not Improved
      Opioids, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Acupuncture, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking

    Regular practice of the Gokhale 8-steps has given me my mobility back. A year ago I was unable to walk more than 100 feet without severe right low back pain and sciatica - I had to use hiking sticks for almost all walking, and was reduced to light duty at work. I could not drive/sit in a car for more than 20 min without same (had to stretch out in back seat for relief). With disciplined practice of the Gokhale method, I can now walk several miles without sticks and with only very minimal occasional stiffness. I am confident that continued practice will relieve me of even that. I am a nurse working in a busy hospital unit - Esther saved me from pain meds and surgery, and allowed me the freedom to keep working. What more could anyone ask??


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Richmond, CA
    06
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes